United Kingdom 'Cenotaph in Rochdale' memorial defaced by 'Free-Palestine' graffiti
Politicians and community leaders have issued a call for protesters to respect the sanctity of the memorial ahead of Armistice Day
The Cenotaph in Rochdale, memorial site dedicated to honoring the fallen heroes of war in the United Kingdom, is now under police protection after it was defaced with the words "Free Palestine" ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
This act of vandalism occurred in two separate incidents, one on Monday and another on Tuesday afternoon, casting a shadow over the upcoming Armistice Day commemoration.
Local authorities have taken swift action in response to this desecration of the war memorial.
Two teenagers, whose identities remain undisclosed for legal reasons, have been charged with intentionally or recklessly causing public nuisance in connection with these incidents.
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One local resident described the graffiti as "heartbreaking," particularly considering the planned events to commemorate Armistice Day this weekend.
Politicians and community leaders have issued a call for protesters to respect the sanctity of the memorial and to avoid actions that could disrupt the solemn events scheduled to honor those who served in the armed forces.